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How to handle unpaid invoices & avoid late payments in the future

Regardless of the size of your business, unpaid invoices are frustrating and can quickly become more than just an inconvenience. The effects of multiple clients paying late, or in some cases, not at all, will be detrimental to the success of your business. Unpaid invoices interrupt your cash flow, which limits the amount of money...

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What’s the difference between business and home energy?

The energy market is rapidly changing, with new technology disrupting the way customers engage with their bills. While the home energy market has experienced a revolution in how customers and suppliers interact though, the business energy market has remained relatively unchanged. Business energy comparison specialists, Love Energy Savings have sought to balance this discrepancy. “We’re...

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acoustic insulator

Painter & DecoratorTrade News

Soundproofing a room can be profitable work

Dealing with noise problems is becoming a real money-maker for installers. It’s no surprise, as a third of Britons say that their lives are being affected by unwanted sounds coming from next door. Whether it’s a late-night party or just a loud TV, there are several reasons why installers might benefit from becoming more educated...

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The UK’s best vans for passing the MOT

When was the last time you checked your van lights or tyres? New research suggests drivers are putting themselves and others at risk because they do not carry out necessary maintenance. Dan Powell of Honest John Vans explains. Data from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) shows one in four vans will fail the...

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Win a Makita combi drill and impact driver twin pack

Regarded by many as the No. 1 power tool brand, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to get their hands on a Makita high-power combi drill and impact driver twin kit, complete with 2 x 18V 5.0Ah LXT batteries and a rapid charger. To be in with the chance to win, just answer the...

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The differences between a sole trader and a limited company – is it time to make the change?

Some of you may have experienced months of decision-making when it came to setting up your business. But is it time that your now established business changes to become a limited company? In this article we give you a breakdown of the key differences between being a sole trader and a limited company to help...

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Bathroom FittersTrade News

Are you switched on to the digital shower trend?

It’s safe to say smart technology is everywhere. Our cars are getting smarter, as are our phones, our doorbells and even our central heating systems; but what about our showers? With the high-pressure digital shower market representing fastest paced growth sector in 2018 and the modern trend looking set to continue, are you and your...

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Win a £100 Nando’s voucher

When summer arrives, it’s time to dust off the BBQ, crack open the cold drinks and serve family, friends and yourself…charcoaled food. So here at Checkatrade we wanted to give you a rest from the outdoor cooking and give three of you a chance to win a £100 Nando’s voucher. To be in with the...

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How to sell your van – essential advice on selling a van privately

Selling privately is the best method for getting the best price for your van. It might take longer to find a buyer, who is willing to pay your asking price, but invest some time and effort and you’ll net up to 15 per cent more than a trade-in. Dan Powell of Honest John Vans explains...

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PB Plumber reviews for Checkatrade

Over the last few years, PB Plumber has become one of the most familiar faces in construction on social media. From daily vlogs to how-to guides, his videos shine a light on what daily life is like for a plumber and they’ve proved really successful. In fact, since 2011 he’s gained well over 1.3 million...

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